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Re: “Nikki Haley brings racial harmony to the third grade

As a governor, Nikki Haley should know the treatment of the Indian (race) in the U.S and honor her parents by being proud of who she is.
In its decision in the case of U.S. v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923), the Supreme Court deemed Asian Indians ineligible for citizenship because U.S. law allowed only “free white persons, and aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent” to become naturalized citizens.
The court conceded that Indians were “Caucasians” and that anthropologists considered them to be of the same race as white Americans, but argued that “the average man knows perfectly well that there are unmistakable and profound differences.” The Thind decision also led to successful efforts to denaturalize some who had previously become citizens.
Later on, US changed its citizenship application to be based on a country-quota system. Since India was not a country, Nikki Haley’s parents couldn’t have come here and became US citizens. US only assigned immigration quota to India in 1946 in anticipation of India becoming an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth beginning in 1947.
Moreover, only in November 1998, South Carolina finally removed its constitutional ban on interracial marriage. Technically, the 1996 union of Nimrata and Michael Haley was unconstitutional in SC.
Again, as a governor, Nikki Haley should know that.
I am an Asian father to two mixed-race daughters (Asian/European), I always teach my kids to be proud of who they are. I would offer the same advice to Nikki Haley.

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Posted by Buzzly on April 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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